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  •  Uh, ex-CUSE, me but is there something wrong with (7+ / 0-)

    New York City that has escaped my notice?

    Which website is this?

    Have I stumbled onto freeperville by accident?

    Oh dearie me.

    I'm going home.

    •  I love NYC (2+ / 0-)
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      eartha, Petronella

      I just think we need to go some place new, different.  It's nothing against NYC, but we've got to branch out some.

      "No government has the right to tell its citizens whom to love. The only queer people are those who don't love anybody." - Rita Mae Brown (-4.75, -7.13)

      by AUBoy2007 on Wed Sep 13, 2006 at 08:15:55 PM PDT

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    •  Doesn't Help The Dems (4+ / 0-)
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      Phoenix Woman, bree, eartha, Petronella

      There's no benefit to a New York convention. Who are you going to persuade to vote democratic in New York state who wasn't already planning to?

      It's the middle of the country where they need to make the inroads, and the mountain west, which is already trending blue, would be a good start.

    •  It's all about positioning. (0+ / 0-)

      Maybe part of the reason that Republicans have been able to sell a vision of liberals as snobby, coastal elitists is that they haven't been aggressive about bringing their values to other parts of the country.  A convention in Denver would be a great opportunity to do that.  NYC, not so much.

      Nothing requires a greater effort of thought than arguments to justify the rule of nonthought. -- Milan Kundera

      by Dale on Wed Sep 13, 2006 at 08:25:57 PM PDT

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    •  How's this? (0+ / 0-)

      We don't want or need another convention.  We have jobs to get to, lives to live.   We're sick of the hassle.

      Plus, put the convention in a place where it can do the party some good.  Having it in NYC makes the whole, "liberal East Coast elite" meme just so much easier to propagate.

      He never said there was anything wrong with NYC.  That's a very un-NYC attitude, we generally don't have chips like that on our shoulders.

    •  It's because... (3+ / 0-)
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      AUBoy2007, Petronella, lemming22

      New York City is so boring and predictable that it would mean absolutely nothing to hold a convention there. What's the statement? Who are you pulling? It'd be like Republicans holding one in Salt Lake City - in fact, that may not even be correct. It'd be like having the Republican convention in Colorado Springs. Woo.

      The same for Boston in 2004 - "Hey, we're hanging out in our stronghold! In fact we're ten minutes on the T from Kerry's friggin' house! Care!"

      New York is great, but there's no trend to hold onto; the perception would (rightly) be that we were four years too late to our own dance. I have no idea why we let the Republicans own Ground Zero for the president that watched Ground Zero turn into a hole from a bunker. But it IS too late and it's time for us to grab onto the movement - and all of the exciting politics are happening in the mountains and in pissed off towns across the Midwest. Which is where populist, progressive politics came from in the first damn place.

    •  too many damn tourists as it is (0+ / 0-)

      Please, all of you: stay the hell home. Stop visiting. I'm really sick of the obnoxious crowds wearing fanny packs.

      Go to Denver, Minneapolis, anywhere. We have enough problems w/ all the idiots from Jersey and Long Island coming in every Thursday - Saturday.

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